Signature bar and social hub of Aloft hotels- features vibrant modern design, refreshing beverages & live music from indie bands
June 16th, 2013
Targeting a new generation of savvy global travelers, Aloft hotels can be found in over 60 destinations world-wide. Conceived with a fresh, modern approach to hospitality, the loft-inspired design concept features an open spaciousness, with no-walls breaking up the flow between the various social spaces of the ground floor, enhanced with a vibrant, colorful decor. The Aloft hotels exude a welcoming vibe with a casual, laid-back attitude devoid of pretension, and a lively, abuzz atmosphere. The newly opened (March 2013) Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral is the second Aloft to open in SE Asia after the successful launch of Aloft Bangkok in 2011, and is conveniently located directly adjacent to the KL Sentral transport hub and rapidly expanding upscale business and residential precinct.
A signature bar concept of Aloft hotels world-wide, the w xyz bar occupies a large corner space at the main lobby level entrance to the hotel. Exemplifying the open, no-walls design ethos of Aloft hotels, the w xyz bar connects seamlessly on the same level with the Re:Mix Lounge, the central reception and adjacent Re:Fuel (for 24/7 snacks). The distinctive, modern hotel bar features an eclectic assemblage of colorful furniture, free pool table and board games, communal workstation, and free WiFi that together create a connected, sociable all-day destination for relaxing drinks and casual engagements. In the evenings, the bar space transitions into a lively nightlife venue with a focus on live music from local indie bands, and an enticing drinks selection served by the friendly, engaging staff.
The beverage program at w xyz bar is highlighted by the signature cocktail of Aloft KL – the Malaysian Princess Mai Tai (see photo below). The bartenders also serve up cocktails from a concise list of classics such as mojito, martini, margarita, daiquiri and Singapore Sling. And more inventive concoctions are found in the Mixin’it Up Freestyle selections. Additionally, a well-formed list of beverages ranges from premium spirits, draught and bottled beers, champagnes and wines, to freshly squeezed fruit drinks, coffees and teas. Nibbles & Bites are available to accompany the drinks- including Chicken char siew spring roll chili sauce; Antipasto Platter– Tomato, mozzarella with pesto & prawn, orange-fennel, smoked salmon, & rye toast; and Mini bagel with salmon lax, sour cream, pickled cucumber. And premium cigars can be purchased- and smoked at the outdoor garden courtyard.
Promotions at w xyz bar include daily Happy Hours, and live indie bands feature on Tuesday to Friday evenings. Upcoming special events are listed on the Aloft KL Facebook Page.
w xyz bar is open from 12:00 pm to 12:00 am daily.
Inside w xyz bar
w xyz bar has an open space layout – with separate groupings of sofas, high tables adjacent to the bar, and bar stools at the bar itself.
Retro- neon signs provide contrast to the crisp, modern bar design.
An open-air outdoor courtyard – surrounded by lush tropical plants.
The entrance lobby to Aloft features an uncluttered, open floor plan highlighted with bold colors, surfaces and shapes. Various spaces flow together seamlessly across the expansive area- including the Re:Mix Lounge; w xyz bar for cocktails and snacks; and Re:Fuel for quick bites.
Selected cocktail highlights from the bar
Malaysian Princess Mai Tai – Signature cocktail of w xyz bar.
Rum infused with blueberries and kaffir leaves, served in a highball glass- with separately served portions of pineapple & orange juice and grenadine syrup.
Bangsar Banger– pineapple juice, Hennessy VSOP, lime juice, sugar syrup. Garnish pineapple fruit.
Raspberry Tulip- Raspberry puree, Pineapple juice, Mango juice, Lime juice, Sugar syrup. Garnish with Raspberry fruit.
w xyz Bar- at Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
Address: Ground floor lobby level at Aloft, No. 5 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral. Malaysia
Reservations: +603. 2723 1188
Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 pm ~ 12:00 am
Happy Hours– Monday to Friday 5:00 pm ~ 9:00 pm; Saturdays & Sundays 3:00 pm ~ 9:00 pm
Live indie bands– Tuesday to Thursday 6:30 pm ~ 8:30 pm; and Fridays 8:30 pm ~ 10:30 pm
Dress Code: Smart casual